Altidore Scores Twice in US Win
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- In their final tune-up before the World Cup, the United States Men's Soccer team earned a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Saturday. Jozy Altidore scored both goals for the US, snapping a 27-match scoreless drought.
After having not scored for his country, or his club team, since Dec. 4, Altidore buried a feed from Fabian Johnson in the 31st minute to open the scoring. The striker's last tally came against Chelsea while playing in the English Premiere League for Sunderland.
Altidore then doubled the advantage in the 68th minute, stepping back across the defense and rifling a shot past Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama. American goalkeeper Tim Howard made his 100th cap in net for the US, becoming just the 15th player in the team's history to do so.
The US Men's National Team went undefeated in their World Cup Sendoff Series, the first time since the series was started in 2002. America begins World Cup play on June 16th when they take on Ghana, the team that has eliminated them in each of the past two World Cups.
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